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by squeaker
1 Oct 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are some colours out of favour?
Replies: 30
Views: 1132

Re: Are some colours out of favour?

Mick F wrote:Why is CF usually black?
'cos it saves having to use pigmented paint (extra weight) - just a UV protection layer is used?
Plus it looks wicked :roll: :lol:
by squeaker
30 Sep 2019, 10:47am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Anyone selling a 2-wheel recumbent?
Replies: 19
Views: 731

Re: Anyone selling a 2-wheel recumbent?

There is a very reasonably priced Mistral on eBay at the moment. Couldn’t find much positive said about them though. And it doesn’t appear to have much adjustability built in. MetaBikes I’m not sure about as a first bent. Would need to try one out first I guess :) A Mistral was my first 'bent. Both...
by squeaker
30 Sep 2019, 10:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The tories priorities?
Replies: 94
Views: 1921

Re: The tories priorities?

Getting re-elected :roll:
by squeaker
28 Sep 2019, 7:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: antisocial parking the norm?
Replies: 31
Views: 950

Re: antisocial parking the norm?

661-Pete wrote:What other examples can you put forward?
This git: because he can, I suppose :roll: Literally the only motor vehicle that parks like that regularly in this road :evil:
by squeaker
20 Sep 2019, 6:13pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 48
Views: 1381

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

Idea.Take three or four of the most popular ICE powered smallish cars(Lupo.Fiesta,Ka,Corsa,etc) on the road in the past 5 years and plough some reseach inot how they can be converted to electric. I would've thought that isn't such a huge task forthe right company. If you compare the kerb weights of...
by squeaker
20 Sep 2019, 10:25am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 48
Views: 1381

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

Low Tech Magazine published a couple of articles on velomobiles as low carbon transport options in 2010 and 2012 https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/velomobiles/ "Electric Velomobiles: as Fast and Comfortable as Automobiles,..." if only :cry: IME the combination of limited / 'radial pneumatic...
by squeaker
16 Sep 2019, 10:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speed Flasher Machine Things - do They Work?
Replies: 30
Views: 813

Re: Speed Flasher Machine Things - do They Work?

What I'm talking about is those speed detector machines, normally in town and village 30 mph speed limits that display your speed as you drive past, flashing if it's above 30 mph - but I don't know what their real name is. Do they work and reduce speed limits? (Disclaimer: I have been responsible f...
by squeaker
7 Sep 2019, 8:30pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement and cycling
Replies: 50
Views: 11978

Re: Hip replacement and cycling

She had the op 3 days ago but the surgeon has stated that when inserting the prosthesis, her femur cracked slightly. We were aware that this was risk, but weren't expecting is as her tests revealed she doesn't have osteoporosis and is strong and healthy. He stated that he has wired the femur to str...
by squeaker
29 Aug 2019, 9:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 210
Views: 12151

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

Mick F wrote:How does it "self lubricate"?
IIRC, the bearing material is a matrix of, essentially, hard porous bearing material with 'solid' lubricant in the pores.
by squeaker
25 Aug 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: MPs say people will have to get out of their cars
Replies: 48
Views: 2226

Re: MPs say people will have to get out of their cars

What about carbon / pollution making electric cars? Is it a lot less than ICE cars? I only ask because I thought a high proportion of the carbon footprint of ICE cars is in production. Has this carbon footprint and pollution in the manufacture of electric cars reduced significantly from ICE product...
by squeaker
21 Aug 2019, 10:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16166

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

for chumpions only; just in case there wasn't enough tat nailed on to your bike already, you could buy more. As a kid at various times I had horns, mirrors and a speedometer. I wanted tassels but fortunately that never happened.... The speedometer not only told you things you don't want to know (or...
by squeaker
19 Aug 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement and cycling
Replies: 50
Views: 11978

Re: Hip replacement and cycling

Sparker wrote:Anyway I suppose my advise would be don't wait and stay as fit and strong as you can before the op.
Definitely +1
by squeaker
16 Aug 2019, 10:31am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Naive battery question
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Naive battery question

squeaker wrote:
DaveReading wrote:Forgive my naivety, but what happened to the days when battery capacity was measured in watt-hours ?

It's a <i>[rude word removed]</i> energy descriptor - bring back Joules :lol:

Er, when was 'b@st@rd' considered rude? Plain english IMHO :?
by squeaker
16 Aug 2019, 10:29am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Naive battery question
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Naive battery question

DaveReading wrote:Forgive my naivety, but what happened to the days when battery capacity was measured in watt-hours ?

It's a [rude word removed] energy descriptor - bring back Joules :lol:
by squeaker
14 Aug 2019, 11:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16166

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Brucey wrote:Image

'It came with back ache' was my immediate thought :lol:

Definitely a thread for 'too good to loose'...